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March 29, 2015
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Our Centre provides supports to students, faculty and community partners to create rich learning experiences and to build a stronger community. Find out more about Community Service-Learning (CSL) and our Centre through this brief video clip.

Few spots remain for Project Serve Summer: Peguis First Nation 2015 Program

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph are excited to offer an experiential learning program in Peguis First Nation this summer. Join a team of students from Laurier and Guelph on a trip to Peguis First Nation as helpers for their Sundance Ceremony in July. This program is open to all students.

Dates: July 25 – August 8th

Cost: $1250 (including airfare, accommodation, and most meals)

To apply:

Application deadline: March 31st, 2015

More Information: Click hereor e-mail Jes Smith,

Volunteer In The Community

Check-out the Laurier Volunteer Portal  for great volunteer opportunities available to students, staff, faculty, retirees and alumni! 

If you are a student between the ages of 19 and 29, COUNT YOURSELF IN and receive provincial recognition for your volunteer and placement hours.  Go to for more info.

Faculty of Arts Community Engagement Option

The Faculty of Arts (Waterloo Campus) is introducing a new and exciting mini-specialization in Fall 2014: The Community Engagement Option. Core courses are open to all 3rd and 4th year honours Arts students. For more info click here.

CSL Courses 

CSL Placements are underway for the Winter 2015 semester. If you have any questions about CSL, please contact a CSL Coordinator


Information for students.

If you are in a CSL course, sign in here.


Information for organizations.

If you are a community partner, sign in here.

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Information for faculty.

If you are a faculty with a CSL course, sign in here.

Laurier CSL is now on Facebook and Twitter! 

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Please Like and Followus to get CSL updates and to connect with the local community!

Partner Voices

Thanks to Prof. Roger Sarty for this perspective on teaching a CSL course!  "From the Classroom to the Front Lines: Reflections on Teaching Public History"

"I just want to say that I think CSL is one of my favourite parts of Laurier. Thank you so much for providing such a meaningful experience for us!!"  ~ CSL Student

"We love this program!" ~ Linda Brooks, Essential Skills Upgrading, WRDSB

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) found that direct connections with community organizations creates better experiential education outcomes.  For more info on this study, click here.